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Self-reported psychopathy in the Middle East: a cross-national comparison across Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United States

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Title
Self-reported psychopathy in the Middle East: a cross-national comparison across Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United States
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BMC Psychology, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40359-015-0095-y
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Robert D. Latzman, Ahmed M. Megreya, Lisa K. Hecht, Joshua D. Miller, D. Anne Winiarski, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Abstract

The construct of psychopathy is sparsely researched in the non-Western world, particularly in the Middle East. As such, the extent to which the psychopathy construct can be generalized to other cultures, including Middle Eastern Arab cultures, is largely unknown. The present study investigated the cross-cultural/national comparability of self-reported psychopathy in the United States (N = 786), Egypt (N = 296), and Saudi Arabia (N = 341). A widely used psychopathy questionnaire demonstrated largely similar properties across the American and Middle Eastern samples and associations between Five Factor Model (FFM) personality and psychopathy were broadly consistent. Nevertheless, several notable cross-cultural differences emerged, particularly with regard to the internal consistencies of psychopathy dimensions and the correlates of Coldheartedness. Additionally, in contrast to most findings in Western cultures, associations between psychopathy and FFM personality varied consistently by gender in the Egyptian sample. These findings lend preliminary support to the construct validity of self-reported psychopathy in Arabic-speaking cultures, providing provisional evidence for the cross-cultural generalizability of certain core characteristics of psychopathy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 25%
Student > Master 5 21%
Researcher 4 17%
Unspecified 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 58%
Unspecified 3 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 1 4%

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